Following the initiative of the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe(ASCE), the last week of May is traditionally marked throughout Europe as Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC), with the aim to encourage the citizens of Belgrade to get to know and understand the values, artistic achievements and funerary heritage diversities thorough the series of events.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE VISITORS TO THE CEMETERIES
ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEMORIAL SATURDAY (May 26, 2018)
Entering Cemeteries by motor vehicles is forbidden
Secured transportation by air-conditioned mini-vans at the cemeteries Orlovača, Lešće and Nova Bežanija
Public Utility Company “Funeral Services” appeals to the general public to use public transportation instead of private vehicles on the occasion of the Memorial Saturday,
for the Burial Sites Visitors
on the Occasion of the Memorial Saturday
We wish to appeal to the visitors of the cemeteries to be careful when visiting the burial sites of their loved ones, and especially not to lean onto the headstones.
In the course of the regular control of the headstones stability,
For the sixth time in a row, the New Cemetery in Belgrade opened its gates for the visitors in the course of the 15th Museums night, held on May 19, 2018, with the general theme “Victories and Victors”.
Under the light of the lanterns, the visitors were able to see the final resting places of the builders,
As a part of the program of the 13th Belgrade International Architectural Week, the traditional Stroll through the Allies of the New Cemetery was organized on Sunday, May 20, 2018, guided by our colleague, art historian Dr Violeta Obrenović.
The stroll started form the entrance to the New Cemetery and comprised the visit to the main allies,
On May 17, 2018, 101 years from death of the Field Marshal Rаdоmir Putnik was commemorated at the New Cemetery of Belgrade, with full military and state honors and laying wreaths at the Field Marshal Putnik Burial Chapel at the New Cemetery central lane.
Radomir Putnik, the first Serbian high-ranking officer holding the rank of Field Marshal,
The Victory against Fascism in the WWII, was commemorated in Belgrade by laying wreaths and honoring the fallen heroes at the Memorial Cemetery of Belgrade Liberators (1944). The wreaths were laid by representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, City of Belgrade, representatives of the Defense Ministry and Serbian Armed Forces,
The commemoration for fallen Commonwealth soldiers who died in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations was held at the New Cemetery of Belgrade, on April 25, 2018, by paying respects and laying wreaths at the WWII Commonwealth Military Cemetery. This day is commemorated each year on April 25, in Australia and New Zealand and was originally established in honor of the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps –
On April 22, 2018, the second group of members of the Association of Independent Unions from St. Petersburg, visited the New Cemetery of Belgrade. Through the intriguing stories of our colleague Violeta Obrenović, the young union members learned the history of the Russian Necropolis, life stories of the prominent Russian emigrants buried at these plots,
Well known musician and clarinet player Božidar Boki Milošević, who passed on April 16, 2018 at the age of 87, was laid to rest today in the Alley of Meritorious Citizens at the New Cemetery of Belgrade.
Boki Milošević was born in Prokuplje in 1931. After the WWII, he started to learn clarinet on his own.